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I am currently wheel shopping and have seen some really nice wheels that I think would look great on the Oxford White '16. Most manufactures are good at providing details most notably the weights of the rims, however, every single time some company says they are the best lightweight or try to hype performance rims they instantly remove the weight from the catalogue or websites.
Honestly, how can you tell me they are the best lightweight rims out there and then not tell me how light weight they are.
Thanks for nothing, I will keep shopping.
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Which ones do/did you have?
the Watkins look pretty sweet.
Right now I am eyeing up the xxr 556's
according to the google they are 3 pounds less than stock, I would like to save more weight than that but it is not easy in a style that I like
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I hear yah, I will be buying a set of wheels/tires for autocrossing, Likely Moda MD18 in 17" at 20lbs a wheel. Frustrating part is offset has to be +/- 7mm of the stock 55mm per the stock class. There are so many wheel options I would like that have 45mm offset :sad:
 

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I scrapped XXR wheels all together. I have a brother in law that works for the insurance company as an estimator. I say THE insurance company because we only get one(Thanks government). He sees the XXR brand break all the time for next to no reason, super low quality metals and when it comes to cars and car related information I have learned to listen to him. back to the drawing board. &$%*$%&@%&^
 

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Could always look at Konig, Enkei or Rota. Any of those will probably be around the same price point as the XXR wheels.

I had Oversteers on my previous SE and I liked them (10 spoke/split 5 spoke design). The Oversteers in 18x8 ET45 weigh (according to Konig) 20.1 pounds. That's approximately 5 pounds lighter than stock.

It looks like the Konig Ultraform is similar to the XXR 556 (7 spokes instead of 6), but I can't find anything on the weight as it is a new wheel for 2017.

I know there are quite a few on here that are running Rota Grids in 18x9.5, so that is an option as well. Looks like the 18x8.5 weighs ~20 pounds and the 18x9.5 weighs ~22.5 pounds.
 

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Good suggestion on the part of your brother in law to avoid XXR - add to that list Rota as well. Their wheels are replicas and I cannot stress highly enough to always buy authentic. I'd look into Enkei for affordable, quality, lightweight wheels, and fifteen52/Work if your budget is a bit higher.
 

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XXR are also heavy as hell.

IDK why the hell Ford made the stock rims so heavy. Loving my 18x8.5 +35 Enkei RPF1's at 7-8lbs lighter per rim compared to stock 18x8 snowflakes.

5x108 is hard to shop for.
 
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I know XXR's don't have a good rep, but I got the 527's in bronze and they're holding up to what Michigan calls roads.



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It looks like the Konig Ultraform is similar to the XXR 556 (7 spokes instead of 6), but I can't find anything on the weight as it is a new wheel for 2017.
Per Konig, here are the specs for the Ultraform:
18x8 5x108 ET42 17.89lbs with 1544lb (700KG) load rating. Yes, 17.89lbs. We'll see if that holds true when the wheel is released in a couple months and how durable it is if that is the weight.
 

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I also like the Konig Rennforms and they are already available for purchase: 18x8 5x108 ET40 18.62lbs with 1520lb (690KG) load rating.
 

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If you are wanting a wheel designed to handle the rigors of racing, the Pro Race 1.2 is a solid choice.

Just ask these guys ;) . BTCC
There-in lies my dilemma, I don't plan on racing my car. It's my DD and I can't really afford for it to break. Cost isn't the issue it's loss of commute ability. I want the lightweight rims cause who doesn't, but I also am not 100% on the design of race rims. I am looking more form over function. Trying to find the best of both worlds is very hard.
 
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